Top Ten Bridal Shoes
The Top Ten Bridal Shoes in 2016
I love fashion—ALL fashion— but I have just one simple item at the very top of the list of my fashion faves: shoes. Beautiful shoes don't care if you feel bloated today or can't do your eye makeup evenly or woke up ten minutes before you had to leave. All you have to do is slip them on, and they instantly make a statement. Hopefully, on your wedding day, your makeup will be impeccable, your body will be toned, and you'll have plenty of time to prep, but in case the worst should happen, you'd better have some fabulous shoes. I scoured the collections of my favorite designers to bring you my top ten bridal shoes.
Hangisi, Manolo Blahnik
This shoe is the quintessential wedding shoe. It's classic, it has a tasteful amount of sparkle (just enough for a princess), it's satin, and it comes in about a million colors, plus a few in lace.
2. Poco, Stewart Weitzman
Is your wedding vintage-inspired? Is the groom close to your height? Are you terrified of wearing tall heels? Stewart Weitzman's sparkly Poco kitten heel would be great for a bride with any of those concerns, but it would also be right at home in Audrey Hepburn's closet.
3. Izzie, Kate Spade
This shoe would be a great "something blue" on your big day.
4. Cruel, Giuseppe Zanotti
Destination weddings are sometimes overlooked on lists like this, but if you're headed to the beach for your big day, these Giuseppe Zanotti sandals will be a perfect foundation for your outfit. They're wearable in the sand, and yet they don't look like every other wedding sandal on the market.
5. SB Lucy, Blue by Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson has a surprisingly affordable line of wedding shoes. It was hard to pick just one pair, but these won my heart because of my Amazonian height. The lace-like laser cut and sparkles on these shoes make them look really special, and very bridal, even without a heel.
6. Dent, Badgely Mischka
Be still, my heart! These shoes are great for a wedding, but still surprisingly exotic. They could be the centerpiece of your wedding look if your dress was simple, or you could pair them with a dress by a designer like Pnina Tornai and walk down the aisle of a cathedral to live out the gypsy wedding of your dreams.
7. Phoebe, BHLDN
Lace shoes are a little harder to come by, but wearing lace on your feet rather than on your gown would be a great twist on traditional wedding fashion, and to top it off, these are wedges— the ideal heel style for outdoor weddings.
8. Anything from Christian Louboutin (Pictured: Corneille, Cristacora, Jaquelinde, and Follies)
I can't pick a favorite wedding shoe from Louboutin's current collection. The Corneille is just a simple, white satin shoe, but the cut and structure is too perfect to ignore. It would be great for a minimalist bride. The Cristacora has a velvet upper and a beaded heart embellishment. A HEART, folks. Can it get any more romantic? The Jaquelinde stands out because it's an honest-to-God avant garde wedding shoe, and the Follies is a Louboutin signature design in white with iridescent spikes. They're practically the reason Ariel wanted legs.
9. Lana, Jimmy Choo
If you're the kind of bride who pored over online catalogs looking for a minimalist sheath dress, you might need the Lana. They're modern, simple, and nude— you'll have legs for days in these gorgeous stilettos.
10. Lace Ups Miu Miu
I know there's a bride out there somewhere who needs these shoes. Maybe she's a tomboy, maybe she met her other half while wearing Converse, or maybe she just can't wait to start dancing at her wedding. Whatever her reason, she'll definitely have more fun than anyone else at the wedding while wearing these funky sneakers.